Aconex and Carahsoft Partner to Provide Project-Wide Collaboration Solutions to U.S. Government

By CIOReview | Monday, January 11, 2016
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Aconex, a leading provider of cloud collaboration solutions in engineering and construction recently announced their partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a trusted government IT solutions provider. According to the terms of the agreement, Aconex and Carahsoft have agreed to market, promote, and sell the Aconex platform and solutions to public sector customers through Carahsoft's General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract. The GSA Schedule endorses millions of dollars in construction contracts rewarded by the U.S. government each year.

“This agreement allows buyers for federal government construction and infrastructure projects access to our plethora of collaboration solutions through Carahsoft,” said Chris Dobbyn, Senior Vice- President of Corporate Development at Aconex. "On these projects, along with public-private partnership infrastructure developments, we have aided owners and contractors improve efficiency while reducing risk and saving time and costs across the project lifecycle. With added pressure on federal spending and the demand for infrastructure increasing, project-wide collaboration for capital projects has become crucial to delivering value to the U.S. government and the American people."

As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner, serving as the master government collector for many of its vendors and providing value for a panoptic ecosystem of IT manufacturers, resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners. Carahsoft is segregated into specialized teams such as Adobe, Autodesk, Splunk, Google, HP Software, etc.

Aconex Limited provides mobile and web-based collaboration technologies for project information and process management on software as a service (SaaS) basis, to clients in the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas sectors. Over the past 14 years, the Aconex collaboration platform powered projects worth over US$800 billion, by more than 500,000 users across 70 countries.

"The speedy emergence of technologies such as the cloud, collaboration software, mobile, and building information modeling (BIM) is helping transform construction and infrastructure projects," said Patrick Gallagher, vice president at Carahsoft. "Aconex is powering this trend among owners and contractors worldwide, and offer our customers these best-of-breed collaboration solutions for capital projects of varied sizes."